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    Top 10: Netflix Films

    Oh, the COVID19 quarantine stretching on, streaming films, and VOD releases have become more important to the movie-watching public than ever. The most widely used platform for these films is Netflix, which has been producing original feature films since 2015. There are hundreds of Netflix original films that have been released thus far, and many […] More

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    Circuit Q&A: Your Favorite Directing Oscar Winner Who Lost Best Picture?

    Today marks 72 years since the release of the brilliant “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre,” a classic neo-western that saw John Huston take home the Oscar for Best Director. However despite this victory, along with a Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor win, Huston’s 1948 classic starring Humphrey Bogart lost out in Best Picture […] More

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    Criterion Announces February Releases: Oscar-Winning ‘Roma’ from Netflix and ‘Paris Is Burning’ Among The Releases

    Next February, the Criterion Collection is proud to present Alfonso Cuarón’s Oscar-winning masterpiece Roma, making its home-video debut in a director-approved edition packed with special features. Three Fantastic Journeys by Karel Zeman collects a trio of the renowned special-effects fabulist’s most enchanting films- Journey to the Beginning of Time, Invention for Destruction, and The Fabulous Baron Munchausen– newly restored and in a limited-edition deluxe […] More

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    ‘Roma,’ ‘The Good Girls’ Lead Wins at Mexico’s 2019 Ariel Awards

    The 2019 Mexican Ariel Awards held their annual ceremony and crowned plenty of deserved wins to flourishing Mexican filmmakers and writers Monday night. The Mexican Academy recognizes excellence in Mexican cinema, awarding the works of native filmmakers in the industry. This year, Alfonso Cuaron‘s black and white period drama “Roma” continued its strength as it […] More

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    ‘Roma’ Named Best Ibero-American Film of 2018, Dominates “Platino Award” Winners

    Mexico’s “Roma” continued its remarkable international embrace by the film community with five Platino Award wins in Mexico. Cuarón, who was not in attendance, won three prizes, himself, including Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Cinematographer, marching two of his Oscar wins earlier this year. The film also won Best Sound. Academy President John Bailey […] More

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    AMPAS President, ‘Roma’ Gang Attend First Night of ‘Platino Awards’

    The Ibero-American festivities of the ‘Platino Awards’ at the Mayan Riviera got off to a star-studded start. An afternoon luncheon showered praise on a well-known Mexican star of yore and on a burgeoning Mexican filmmaker. The evening festivities included a red carpet ahead of a Cirque Du Soleil performance, highlighting themes of inclusivity, community development, […] More

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    Spanish-Speaking World Gathers in Mexico to Fete Film at 6th Platino Awards – ‘ROMA’s’ Swan Song?

    If you thought the awards-season victory lap for “Roma” was over, think again. And if you think that all awards groups are dead set on tying their fates and calendars to the Academy’s, the 6th Platino Awards may have something to say. Founded in 2014 by two industry guilds, the “Premios Platino del Cine Iberoamericano” […] More

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    Interview: ‘Peterloo’ Director Mike Leigh Talks Weighty Political Issues, Trump, ‘Roma’

    Seasoned awards watchers and world cinema lovers gleefully react at the mention of lauded British director, Mike Leigh. His latest film, “Peterloo,” (currently in theaters), is the latest of his dozen or so movies, dating back to the 1980s. Unlike his prior work, however, Leigh has for the first time retold actual historical events. “Peterloo” […] More

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    Opinion: DOJ Oscars Threat Exposes Politicized Department

    The recent letter from the head of the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice to Academy CEO Dawn Hudson sure raised some eyebrows in the industry. In sum, division chief Makan Delrahim warned Hudson that changes to Oscar eligibility rules against streaming services would be viewed with suspicion. The Academy has not made any […] More

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